my friend asked me to read the j.k. rowling speech at the harvard commencement ceremony. and i did.
loved it. very inspiring. i pretty much like all commencement speeches. haven’t come across one that has disappointed me.
also i think we all need to read them more often, specially during mid – week, when we are at our un-inspired best. i speak for myself here.
i do realise that today’s a friday, hardly mid – week but i’m working tomorrow so it counts as mid-week in my books.
my favorite part of the speech was -
“.... some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default“
“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity“
happy reading ! xoxo